Events at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library

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Time and place: Oct. 29, 2019 4:15 PM5:30 PM, Scene HumSam, ground floor, Georg Sverdrups hus

Open talk by Professor Lloyd Pratt, Oxford! How does Frederick Douglass's account of plain reading fit with his investment in rhetorical play elsewhere in his public discourse? Pratt also examines how the relative inattention to African American intellectual history in recent calls for new modes of reading in the humanities has undersold the complexity of African American thinking on the relation of reading to politics.

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2019 5:00 PM7:00 PM, The University of Oslo Library, Georg Sverdrups hus

Do you want to learn another language outside the classroom walls? You have the opportunity to do that by joining our language café!

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Time and place: Oct. 3, 2019 5:00 PM7:00 PM, The University of Oslo Library, Georg Sverdrups hus

Do you want to learn another language outside the classroom walls? You have the opportunity to do that by joining our language café!

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Time and place: Sep. 24, 2019 10:15 AM11:30 AM, Scene HumSam, Georg Sverdrups hus

In collaboration with Karriereuka 2019 and Yara, United Nation Student Association Oslo presents the talk: How does work in sustainability impacts career trends?

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Time and place: Sep. 19, 2019 3:15 PM6:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Life as a student or gründer can sometimes feel both overwhelming and chaotic. Therefore INSJ and FOP invite you to take part in a different and inspiring event to give you the tools for how to make it without losing your mind.

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Time and place: Sep. 13, 2019 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Scene HumSam

Literary Visions assembles, in English translation, more than 40 prose texts of modern Arabic, Turkish, Persian, and Hebrew fiction that shed light on modern Middle Eastern lifeworlds.

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Time and place: Sep. 10, 2019 2:15 PM3:30 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Get an update on what is currently happening in Kashmir, in this seminar with psychological and medical anthropologist Dr. Saiba Varma.

Time and place: Aug. 14, 2019 10:00 AM1:00 PM, Sophus Bugges hus

International students who need help to register for Norwegian language courses on the Studentweb are welcome to attend this course registration help.

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Time and place: May 29, 2019 9:15 AM11:00 AM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Why did the twelfth-century canons at the Lateran church in Rome claim the presence of the Ark of the Covenant inside their high altar? Eivor Oftestad's new book argues that the claim responded to new challenges in the aftermath of the First Crusade in 1099. Welcome to book launch! 

Time and place: Apr. 5, 2019 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Illinois State University Professor of History Andrew Hartman is currently at work on his third book, "Karl Marx in America". According to Hartman, to read and think about Karl Marx is to grapple with the modern world that capitalism has made. 

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Time and place: Mar. 15, 2019 1:15 PM2:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Six years before the Egyptian revolution of January 2011, many young Egyptians had resorted to blogging as a means of self-expression and literary creativity. This resulted in the emergence of a new literary genre: the autofictional blog. Welcome to the launch of Teresa Pepe's new book: Blogging from Egypt.

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Time and place: Mar. 12, 2019 2:15 PM3:15 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. We apologize for the inconvenience. New date and place: Monday March 18 at Auditorium 1, Eilert Sundts hus. More info soon!

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Time and place: Mar. 4, 2019 1:15 PM2:30 PM, Scene HumSam, 1 etg. i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

This is the event for everyone interested in medieval music and music history! The new book Polyphony in Paris, focuses on the history of medieval music in thirteenth-century Paris, the ways in which music was created and the contexts in which it was performed.

Time and place: Feb. 28, 2019 8:30 AM10:00 AM, HumSam Biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups Hus

In this edition of the PhD (and Postdoc :) ) Breakfast Club, we are discussing how to write a grant proposal. Free Breakfast included so sign up below. Start your day well!

Time and place: Feb. 4, 2019 12:15 PM1:45 PM, Scene HumSam, ground floor GSH

The Sahel region, the narrow stripe of land along the southern border of the Saharan Desert constitutes a geopolitical corridor. Since years, it confronts its regional actors and the international community with a vast set of severe challenges including extreme poverty and lack of development, weak state structures, human and arms trafficking and terrorist insurgencies. 

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Time and place: Jan. 24, 2019 2:15 PM3:00 PM, 1.etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Book launch: In the new book The Steppe Tradition in International Relations. Russians, Turks and European State Building 4000 BCE–2017 CE, Einar Wigen and Iver B. Neumann give a full treatment of the steppe tradition’s role in early European state formation.

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Time and place: Dec. 12, 2018 12:00 PM2:00 PM, Scene HumSam - Level 1 in HumSam-biblioteket in GSH

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to discuss foreign affairs! And what better topic to tackle than Turkey. As you explore the complexities of Turkey, SIFA will provide free coffee and lunch! Welcome!

Time and place: Nov. 28, 2018 4:15 PM5:45 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

"It’s one of the greatest, most audacious, most original documentaries ever made" writes Richard Brody in The New Yorker.  Chronicle of a Summer is a documentary about the everyday lives of ordinary Parisians, done in the style of cinéma vérité, filmed in 1961.

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Time and place: Nov. 14, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

How are things interrelated? “What pattern connects the crab to the lobster,” muses anthropologist, philosopher, and systems theorist Gregory Bateson in this award-winning film, the making of filmmaker Nora Bateson’s tribute to her late father.

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Time and place: Nov. 8, 2018 12:15 PM1:00 PM, Studentbiblioteket Sophus Bugge

(Still) A Modern Prometheus: The enduring appeal of Frankenstein. Why has this novel fascinated us for 200 years?

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

A modern Cannibal Tale: This film is the story of an aged anthropologist and artist who returns to The Amazon and Papua New Guinea to meet friends he has not seen for 40 years, after having spent intense time with them and being absent for so long.

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2018 8:45 AM10:00 AM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

What can peace look like in Syria, seven years after the revolution that ended up as a devastating civil war? 

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Time and place: Oct. 31, 2018 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

The rise of the far right in Europe is a terrifying phenomenon that leaves many befuddled. It seems unstoppable; it seems like a feat of muscular men. But is it either of these things? 

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2018 1:15 PM3:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

Much has been written about democracy (or the lack of it), political Islam and violence in the Middle East after the ‘Arab Spring’. But how do these aspects relate to the realities of everyday life in the post-revolutionary Arab world? And aren’t there many other matters that are much more important to ‘ordinary’ Arabs than these three catchwords of western media coverage?

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2018 3:15 PM4:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

"Stephens wants us to think of rock and Christianity not as enemies but as siblings engaged in a family dispute." Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker. Welcome to the launch of Randall Stephens' new book The Devil's Music. How Christians Inspired, Condemned and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll.